I got to week 6 back in March, and was feeling really great – I was a major couch potato before that! Unfortunately, I got a knee injury. I followed RICE - and after 2 weeks went to GP as I still hadn't recovered. She said to wait it out and return if it didn't get better to get referred to physio - needless to say it is now 2 months after my injury, I have still not recovered and am on a waiting list to see a physio on the NHS which means I won’t see one for at least another 6 weeks (cant afford to see one privately).
I’ve tried to stay positive but as time has gone on I have felt demotivated, and have had to drop out of two races that I signed up for. I haven’t been doing any other exercise at all but really would like to start building fitness again (as I am certain that I have lost all I built up before) before I start the programme again one day in the future… so my question is, does anyone have any advice or suggestion for ways I can build fitness in my condition? I can’t swim (which has been suggested to me). I’ve also been suggested to use a stationery bike or elliptical, but have always found myself getting tired VERY quickly on them. Does anyone know of any similar plans like C25K to use on bike/elliptical – I can’t quite figure out how I’d use the current podcasts on them? Any thoughts/suggestions, similar experiences or advice? Thanks!